Seat Lowering kit.
This post sort of started in the hellos page.
A few months ago I had the standard seat lowering kit fitted, at the time the mechanic only adjusted the front light down but didn't lower the forks. Yesterday 03/06/06 at my 4000mile service I had the forks dropped by 20mm to match the back. Its like having a new bike, I can corner later and quicker and there is no wandering out past the apex and no tendancy to snatch a little if it does wander. I'm yet to have my son on the back, to see if the front end still goes light at low speeds (he's put on height and weight since he hit eleven). I suspect that with the suspension wound up It will be fine as before he started to shoot up since December last year.
The moral is: if your 5"9" and you need the seat lowering kit, then insist on having the front dropped, I got fobbed of and have spent nine months loving the bike in straight lines and sweeping bends, and feeling awkward and unsteady round corners. And over the last three months in particular dreading having the boy on the back even with the rear suspesion wound up all the way.